Out of the Past


100 Years

April 18, 1916

The stockholders of the Loramie Banking Co. at a meeting last evening voted unanimously in favor of the construction of a new building. The structure will be built this summer providing the real estate now owned, Lot 27 and the house on Lot 17 can be disposed of at a reasonable price. The plan is to build a modern bank building on the old Hilgefort property on the opposite side of the canal from where the bank is now located.

75 Years

April 18, 1941

Mrs. Fred Brulport was elected president for the next year when members of the Child Study Club of the Parkwood School met yesterday at the school. Mrs. Lake Cunningham was named vice president, and Mrs. Warren Young, secretary and treasurer.

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A proposal for preventing a possible disaster at state-owned Indian Lake in Logan County was before the Senate finance committee in Columbus today. Grave concern has been expressed by experts that the next severe storm might send the waters of the 4,000 acre lake surging through the south retaining wall and cascading down the Miami valley. The committee was advised this week that the dike along the south was crumbling badly and that seeping water was undermining U.S. Highway 33.

50 Years

April 18, 1966

A Sidney High School flutist and a Central Junior High cellist received superior ratings in the state final solo and ensemble contest held at Columbus Saturday. They are Debbie Neimeyer, flutist, and Candy Nichols, cellist. Teachers accompanying the trip to Columbus were Paul Fitzwater and Joel West and Mrs. Rita Smith.

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HOUSTON – A camp to be operated by the Churches of Christ in six Ohio counties and one Indiana county is starting to take shape now on land located at the confluence of Nine-Mile and Loramie Creeks, northeast of Houston. The plan crystallized this winter when Mr. and Mrs. Omer Snapp of Houston donated 13 acres of creek bottom land and Roy Roeth, Houston elevator operator, sold the organization five acres of high ground adjoining the donated site. Under construction now are a dining hall with kitchen in a building 125 by 25 feet; a chapel, 125 by 50 feet, and two dormitories, each 125 by 25 feet.

25 Years

April 18, 1991

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush is sending thousands of U.S. troops to northern Iraq to protect refugees, and he says he might allow Saddam Hussein to escape to another country if he gave up power in Baghdad. Moved by scenes of dying children and women – up to 1000 causalities a day – Bush on Tuesday ordered the establishment of five or six heavily guarded sanctuaries in Iraq to lure back hundreds of thousands of refugees, most of them Kurds, who have fled to the rugged mountains bordering Turkey.

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Photo: Vic Elliott is sworn in as Jackson Center Police Chief by Mayor Scott Klopfenstein while new Jackson Center Police Officer James Frye watches. Elliott has completed his six-month probationary period and Jackson Center Council Monday approved the mayor’s appointment of him as chief. Frye was introduced to council as the new full-time night officer.

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These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org

These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org

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